1. Perspective is the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
As in "a perspective drawing."
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Source: Google definition
The point at which something that has been growing smaller or increasingly faint disappears altogether.
Horizon line/eye level refer to a physical/visual boundary where sky separates from land or water. It is the actual height of the viewer's eyes when looking at an object, interior scene, or an exterior scene.
Orthogonal or receding lines lines are straight diagonal lines drawn to connect points around the edges of a picture to the vanishing point. They represent parallel lines receding into the distance and help draw the viewer's eye into the depth of the picture.
Transversal lines are imaginary lines that run parallel to the picture plane and perpendicular to the orthogonal lines; transversal lines establish a fixed height or width between two orthogonal lines
Level with a person's eyes when looking straight ahead
converge or converging
To tend or move toward one point or one another; come together: meet (converging paths)
Source: http://paintwithpurple.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/1/9/14199324/1401314426.png, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/converge, https://quizlet.com/4477110/art-history-exam-1-flash-cards, http://www.creativeglossary.com/art-perspective/receding-parallel-lines.html, https://courses.byui.edu/art110_new/art110/week01/eye_level.html, http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/Glossary.html, Google definitions,
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1-point perspective exists in real life! It exists in nature, and once someone figured it out (cough) Filippo Brunelleschi (cough) during the Renaissance, we were able to use it to create realistic 3-dimensional drawings, paintings, and designs in 2-D (on paper)!
In this video, I will teach you how to identify orthogonal lines, which point to your vanishing point, and will show you a) how to find the vanishing point and b) how to find your horizon line. Transversal lines are also covered, but these are the two most important steps in learning how to identify and use one-point perspective!! :)
After completing this presentation, head over to the next two resources: Written Tutorial and the Video Tutorial.
After previewing the resources, get your pencil, paper, ruler and eraser out and try to render the drawing! You can make some rough drafts and then try a final draft once you understand the concept and how to use it.
Source: Created by Anique Stubbs on June 28, 2016; Photo credit: Jonathan Stubbs
Next, learn by doing by drawing along with the video! Feel free to use the pause button when necessary.
Supplies you will need:
Source: by YouTube user: OnlineDrawingLessons